[ubuntu-uk] Passwords in Gnome keyring

Paul Tansom paul at aptanet.com
Thu Jan 26 14:53:14 UTC 2012

** Robert McWilliam <rmcw at allmail.net> [2012-01-17 15:47]:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 03:02 PM, Paul Tansom wrote:
> > Following reading a recent blog post [1] I decided it really is time I
> > sorted out a better way of logging into my email with Mutt. My plan
> > was/is to store the password in the Gnome Keyring as a central placed
> > used for other passwords. Sadly I can't find a way of accessing that
> > password from the CLI. From my research it seems that it is not yet
> > possible to do so, but I thought it worth a quick post in case
> > somebody knows of a way to do it.
> A while ago I made plans to tidy up the various passwords I've got
> stored in .muttrc and other dot files. 
> I haven't yet gotten any further than bookmarking a tutorial on
> interacting with gnome keyring from python:
> http://www.mindbending.org/series/bending-gnome-keyring-with-python/
> Given that you're looking along the same lines now might be the time for
> me to get further than that...
** end quote [Robert McWilliam]

Looks interesting. It should be possible to knock up a quick python or perl
script to do the job, given a little reading of documentation!

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